Alpha Motors has renderings of yet another EV that it intends eventually to offer. This time, it's the Saga Estate that adapts the brand's planned saloon into an estate.
The Saga Estate takes the standard model and extends the roof. There's still plenty of style, though, because Alpha uses an arching top and steeply angled hatchback. The result is an attractive, vaguely retro estate. In the renderings, a roof rack holds a surfboard. The images below show the estate and Saga saloon side by side.
The Saga Estate's powertrain would consist of electric motors powering the front and rear axle. An 85-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery would provide an estimated range of 300 miles (482.8 kilometres). The system would run at 450 volts and could recoup 80 percent of the charge in one hour on DC power. Alpha estimates the wagon could hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in 6.3 seconds.
Alpha Motors estimates the Saga Estate would have a total cargo volume in its frunk and rear section of 35 cubic feet (991.1 litres), versus 20 cubic feet (566.3 litres) for the regular model. The rest of the interior carries over with a digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen. The HVAC controls are old-school knobs.
Gallery: Alpha Motor Saga Estate
The automaker intends to offer an optional package that would make the Saga Estate more rugged. It would increase the ride height and add front and rear bumper reinforcements.
|Length||4,850 mm (191 inches)||4,700 mm (185 inches)|
|Width||1,981 mm (78 inches)||1,905 mm (75 inches)|
|Height||1,448 mm (57 inches)||1,448 mm (57 inches)|
|Weight||2,050 kg (4,520 pounds)||1,905 kg (4,200 pounds)|
|Cargo Space||991 litres (35 cubic feet)||566 litres (20 cubic feet)|
Alpha doesn't say when the Saga Estate goes into production. The company is accepting reservations for the model now. It estimates prices to be between $45,000 to $55,000 (£33,300 to £40,700).
The first production model from Alpha Motors will be the Wolf pickup. The company plans to launch it in the fourth quarter of 2023. Pricing should be between $36,000 to $46,000 (£26,700 to £34,000).